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Hatem Kotrane

Title Mr.
Nationality Tunisia
Committee Committee on the Rights of the Child
Date First Elected 13 Feb 2003
Date Term Expires 28 Feb 2011
Position on Committee Committee member
Professional Background Main professional activities:
- 1993-2000 Expert consultant for UNICEFin particular providing support for the drafting of State reports to the Committee on the Rights of the Child in Tunisia (1994 and 1999)the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (1997) and Oman (1998); and at numerous seminars on various subjects related to the rights of the child (Beirut1997; Riyadh1997; Muscat1998; Tehran2000)
- 1993-1999 ILO expert consultant for the revision of labour law in Yemen (Sanaa - 2001)Lebanon (Beirut - - 1993 and 1999) and Kuwait (Kuwait City - 1996-1997); for the preparation of labour law in Palestine (Ramallah - 1995 and 1998); and for moderating round-table discussions on international labour standards (Amman - 1997) and on the resolution of collective labour disputes (Muscat - 1997)
- Director of the National Institute of Labour and Social Studies (INTES)University of Tunis 31991-1997
- Professor of private law since 1988
- Senior lecturer in private law since 1984 (passed the agrégation competitive examination in private lawsession of 1984)
- Assistant lecturer in private law since 1982

Other relevant activities:
- Scientific and legal adviser of the Arab Institute of Human Rights (since 1999)
- President of the Conference of Arab States on the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) programmeUNESCOTunis1996
- Founding member and Vice President of the Tunisian Association of Social Law (1985-1995)
- Consultant and arbiter (domestic and international arbitration)
- General Rapporteur of the Conference of French-speaking Countriesin preparation for the
World Conference on Human RightsLibreville (Gabon)1993
- Member of the official delegation of Tunisia to the World Conference on Human Rights
Vienna1993
- Member of the Higher Committee on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (since 1991)
- Visiting professor at the Montesquieu University of Bordeaux IV (1989)and the University of Nice (1990)and associate professor at the University of Paris VII (1991)
- Executive member of the International Society for Labour Law and Social Security (since 1987)

Most recent publications in the field:
- 2002 Report of the independent expert on the question of a draft optional protocol to the International Covenant on EconomicSocial and Cultural Rights (document E/CN.4/2002/5712 February 2002)
- 2002 La justiciabilité des droits culturelsreport submitted to the "Diversité et droits culturels" round table organised by the International Organisation of la Francophonie in collaboration with the Arab Institute of Human RightsTunis21-23 September 2002 (forthcoming)
- 2001-2002 Droit des obligations: le contrat et la responsabilité civileCPUTunis (in preparation)
- 2001-2002 Traité de droit du travail tunisienCPUTunis (in preparation)
- 2000 Le droit tunisien du travail et les mutations internationalesin Mélanges Habib AyadiCPUTunis
- 2000 Libertéégalitésolidarité: actualité en droit du travailin Mélanges Mohamed CharfiCPUTunis (forthcoming)
- 2000 Mondialisation de l'économie et défi de la cohésion socialeCPUTunis
- 2000 "The Tunisian child protection code: general principles and protection mechanisms"lecture given in Tehran as part of the training seminar organized under UNICEF auspices (Tehran)
- Stratégie de promotion de l'intégration nationale et de l'harmonie sociale: éducation aux droits de l'hommerôle des media et rôle de la société civileresearch paper for the Office of the United Nations High - Commissioner for Human Rightsexpert seminar on "The prevention of ethnic and racial conflicts in Africa"4 6 October 2000Addis AbabaEthiopia
- 1999 Le code de protection de l'enfant (annotated)UNICEF publicationsTunis
- 1999 "Le droit à l'éducation des catégories vulnérables dans le respect de leur identité: le cas des enfants immigrés"lecture given in Messina (Italy) as part of the international seminar organized by the International Centre for SociologicalPenal and Penitentiary Research and StudiesUNESCO (forthcoming)
- 1998 "La clause socialevue d'en bas"in Dimension sociale de la mondialisation de l'Economie"Comptrasec publicationMontesquieu University of Bordeaux IV
- 1997 "Les droits économiquessociaux et culturels entre les espaces de la famillede l'école et de l'entreprise"speech addressed on 10 December to the President of the Tunisian Republic on the occasion of World Human Rights Daypublished in the Revue tunisienne de droit1997
- 1997 "Vers un nouveau droit de la mobilité"in Journées de l'entreprisepublication of the Arab Institute of Company Directors
- 1996 "Le Code de protection de l'enfant: Principes généraux et mécanismes de protection"in Arab Review of Human Rights1996
- 1995 Législation du travailflexibilité du marché du travail et besoins de l'entreprisein Travaux préparatoires au IXème plan de développement économiqueEtude stratégique No. 10Tunis
- 1995 Introduction à l'étude du droitC.E.R.PTunis
- 1995 "Protection of the child in Tunisian labour law: current situation and prospects"in Public hearings on international child labourU.S. Department of LabourWashington1995
- 1993 La Tunisie et les droits de l'enfantUNICEF publicationsTunis
Educational Background - Doctorate in social law, 1982, University of Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne, thesis on the subject of public order in international social law
- Diplôme d'études approfondies (D.E.A.) in private international law and international commerce, 1981, University of Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne
- Diplôme d'études approfondies (D.E.A.) in social law, 1978, University of Paris 1, Panthéon Sorbonne
- Degree in private law, 1977, Faculty of Law and Political Science, Tunis
Current occupation Professor-Director, Department of Private Law in the Faculty of Juridical, Political and Social Sciences, University of Tunis. Commission on Human Rights independent expert on the question of a draft optional protocol to the International Covenant on Econ
Language EnglishArabic and French
Working Language EnglishFrench